Category: Interviews

You Can’t Do That?!: How Breaking The Rules Paid Off For One Historic Home

Historic homes aren’t always known for unique programming or being a community center, but Hegeler Carus Mansion in LaSalle, Illinois is working to change that. The “Museum Champion” behind this change is Kelly Klobucher, the Executive Director of this historic home. Kelly has revived HCM to be a mainstay in the area, multiplying annual attendance from Keep Reading

Spend The Night At The Museum!

It’s Night at the Museum come to life! Many museums have been experimenting with hosting fun sleepovers in their galleries, including New York City’s own Rubin Museum of Art. We talked to Dawn Eshelman, Head of Performing Arts for the Rubin, ahead of the museum’s first Dream Over experience, where guests were invited to spend Keep Reading

Creating Enduring Experiences through Storytelling: Interview with Local Projects

Local Projects is a media design firm that focuses on creating enduring projects through storytelling.  They utilize collaborative storytelling, technology, and a visitor-first strategy to transform museums and public spaces. We asked Nathan Adkisson, Director of Strategy at Local Projects, to talk with us about their work.  His insights shed light into how museums can Keep Reading

Night at the Museum, Part 2: Living Aboard the USS Hornet

Ever since we saw Night at the Museum, we’ve dreamt of being able to spend a night in our favorite museums.  And now, we can!  Many museums are experimenting with holding fun sleepovers in their spaces.  We’re taking an in-depth look at these innovative museum experiences.  Our 3-part series features interviews with museums holding awesome Keep Reading

Engaging Young Professionals: An Inside Look at Society 1858

A key challenge facing museums is drawing in younger audiences — especially Millennials.  One segment of this audience that can significantly benefit museums are Young Professionals, who are poised to be the next generation of museum members. The Gibbes Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, has embraced this challenge.  They found success with Society 1858, a young Keep Reading

LOVE: Adam Rozan and Museums’ Ultimate Obligation To Their Visitors

We are so pleased that Adam Rozan, one of Museum Hack’s favorite museum professionals, spoke with us about a new and innovative course that he is teaching in the Museum Studies program at Harvard University’s Extension School.  Adam is currently the Director of Audience Engagement at the Worcester Art Museum. MH: Adam, your course sounds Keep Reading

Night at the Museum, Part 1: Penguins & Pajamas

Ever since we saw Night at the Museum, we’ve dreamt of being able to spend a night in our favorite museums.  And now, we can!  Many museums are experimenting with holding fun sleepovers in their spaces.   We’re taking an in-depth look at these innovative museum experiences.  Our 3-part series features interviews with museums holding Keep Reading